The Brazil Concert Band's 2005 series of "concerts under the stars" begins Sunday June 5, 8 p.m., and continues through August 2 at the Forest Park Band Shell. During inclement weather, the band performs in the Forest Park Pavilion.
The 75-member Brazil Concert Band will perform additional concerts at DePauw University in Greencastle on July 5, the Fred Jewell Band Festival in Worthington July 9 and the annual Scottish Rite performance slated for Nov. 20 in Terre Haute.
The first rehearsal is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at North Clay Middle School in the band room located on the north side of the campus. The second rehearsal is May 24, also at the middle school. After that, the BCB continues rehearsals and concerts at its home, the Forest Park Band Shell, for the summer.
The Brazil Concert Band is under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, a 39-year member of the BCB and entering his 24th season on the podium. He is also chairman of the BCB Board of Trustees. Darlene Shepard is band president and librarian, Ann Gibson is treasurer and librarian, Ralph Stewart is secretary, Betty Niswonger is historian, John P. Huber is stage and equipment manager, Norman Hanson serves on the board, Melanie Huber is travel coordinator and operates the sound system and Steve Steppe maintains the BCB web site.
The Brazil Concert Band serves the Wabash Valley with its goal of preserving and performing the compositions of John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore, Fred Jewell and Karl L. King, among American composers, and classic overtures, transcriptions, suites, instrumental solos, waltzes, rags, show tunes and big band favorites. Additional goals are to entertain the public and to provide a musical outlet for the adult musician. Prospective adults and advanced high school students are encouraged to join the BCB by contacting Director Huber at 812-448-3420 or:
MMJJHUBER@aol.com for further information.
The Brazil Concert Band maintains a detailed web site at
brazilconcertband.org and has traveled throughout the United States with performances in New Orleans, Washington DC, Disney World and New York City. Their CD of Fred Jewell marches "Jewell Of The Wabash" has been sold throughout the United States and around the world.